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Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"That researchers are even bothering to quantify the amount of food produced on tiny city farms — whether community gardens, like those of Camden and Philly, or for-profit operations, like Leadley’s — is testament to the n... Read more →

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Using Our Words: The Language of Design for Equity

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

We often have different definitions for seemingly simple words like “community,” “diversity,” and “engagement.” Throughout this series of posts, our collaborators will share projects and practices that further illustrate w... Read more →

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Enric Miralles Foundation to Offer Social Urban Regeneration Postgraduate Dip...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Students will create a social urban project over the course of 10 weeks specializing in integrated, contemporary, and sustainable urban planning. The project, entitled "2017 Grand Paris Clichy-Montferneil Suburbs of Paris... Read more →

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Artist Olafur Eliasson On How Urban Design Impacts Our Psyche

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"I think that we are coming to the end of an era where pragmatics were governing the organization and hierarchies of public space. There's a general acceptance that the idea of something being public is not just a dogmatic... Read more →

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Olmsted Does Boston!

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

A brief history of Boston's public parks and infrastructure projects - from the Emerald Necklace to the Big Dig + Rose Kennedy Greenway.

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Dubai's World of Islands is Sinking Into the Sea

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Remember the palm shaped islands? And the seven continents of the world? "The planet seems to be rejecting this crappy idea." via Inhabitat

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Resilience to Adaptation

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"If architects can all start moving in the same direction, then a natural evolution of resilience and adaptation will occur in terms of technical specificity. And as our environment shifts and changes—for better or for wor... Read more →

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Selling Fresh Air in the World's Most Polluted City

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Meattle decided to focus on fixing the air quality in his office where he spent nearly 10 hours a day. After consulting studies from NASA and others, he came up with a list of houseplants that could help filter Delhi’s po... Read more →

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The Architectural Imagination ! Detroit, Venice Biennale, & the US Pavilion

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"Calling all US architects! The deadline for applications to participate in the US Pavilion exhibition at the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice is Thursday, August 13. An exhibition of new speculative arch... Read more →

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Skyline Stories | Marina City: Slowing the Urban Exodus

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

“In our 'cities within cities' we shall turn our streets up into the air, and stack the daytime and nighttime use of our land." - Bertrand Goldberg Happy Birthday Bertrand Goldberg ! Find out more about Marina City in Ch... Read more →

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Chicago Architecture Foundation launches first ChiDesign CADE competition

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

The Chicago Architecture Foundation's inaugural ChiDesign competition is accepting idea submissions for a different type of educational facility entitled the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). Be sure... Read more →

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These Are the Top 20 Cities Americans Are Ditching

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"So what's going on here? Michael Stoll, a professor of public policy and urban planning at the University of California Los Angeles, has an idea. Soaring home prices are pushing local residents out and scaring away potent... Read more →

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Bustling cities come to life in fantastic overlapping photographs

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Taken at different times of the day, the minute changes between each photograph are sometimes hard to spot in the final merged image. Hildebrand’s eye-opening series inspires us to look closely at the world around us, no ... Read more →

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It's Not Climate Change - It's Everything Change

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Margaret Atwood paints a thorough portrait of potential for the next decades of human existence, including the best case, worst case, and realistic scenarios. And it all comes down to the end of the oil energy era. An i... Read more →

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'Strandbeests' Are Coming to Boston!

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Remember this first time you saw video of these incredible machines?! Screw the Olympics - bring on the mechanical animal art! "The Peabody Essex Museum is bringing Theo Jansen’s creatures to Crane Beach, City Hall Pla... Read more →

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mexican neighborhood goes rainbow

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"A low-income neighborhood in Mexico is now the talk of the town. germen crew — a youth organization of muralists and street artists — have transformed the village of palmitas into a vibrant rainbow, connecting the communi... Read more →

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Mapping how the United States generates its electricity

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A good summary of where we're at on the cusp of Obama's announcement. Way to go Massachusetts for becoming a leader in Solar!

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Chicago's 'L' Tracks Will Become an Interactive Light Show

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

" With an interest in bridging “the gap between State St. and Michigan Ave.,” Newell and Unger have been developing their idea over the past four years while consulting with the CTA, Chicago DOT, and city hall. “The Waba... Read more →

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Why Aren't There More Women Futurists?

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Frewen says that futurism won’t ever be like architecture or medicine, in that “it’s never going to be a licensed field.” But there are still things that many futurists agree people in their field shouldn’t do. “We think o... Read more →

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Reaching New Heights: Transbay

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

This is going to be an awesome event - Aug. 6th 2015 at SPUR " San Francisco's new Transbay neighborhood, located in the heart of the bustling downtown landscape, is growing rapidly as much of the area's new development b... Read more →

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Streetlights Don't Actually Prevent Crime

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Vindicating every lighting designer out there: "That research shows less than 1 percent of all nighttime traffic collisions occurred on streets where the lights had been switched off. And overall, the statistics showed no... Read more →

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As WeWork Acquires CASE, the Future of Office Design May Start Today

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"As a consultant you're always trying to convince somebody or find someone who's willing, so when the opportunity came to be inside an organization that actually develops their own properties, well that's huge. Now there's... Read more →

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Habitat III is all about cities. The UN should give them a seat at the table

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

“The more the world is urbanised, the more difficult it becomes for nations to accept this,” said Yunus Arikan, head of global advocacy for ICLEI. “If nations don’t get the point that they have to work with local and subna... Read more →

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Google's Balloons Will Provide An Entire Country With Wi-Fi

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"The government of Sri Lanka announced this week that Google’s Project Loon will provide "affordable high-speed" internet coverage for the entire country, beamed from balloons floating in the atmosphere." - PopSci Get the... Read more →

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'Starchitects are putting lipstick on a rash(er) of enormous pigs'

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Although the names of famous architects are attached to these buildings, they’re actually designed by lawyers and accountants, their form the outcome of negotiating the arcana of the city’s zoning system to exploit its bo... Read more →

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Singapore architecture & design

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Today is National Day in Singapore, which is celebrating 50 years since of independence. To mark the occasion, here are all of Dezeen's stories about contemporary architecture in the country..." Read more →

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Building Resilience Through Community Engagement: The Fargo Project

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Community engagement is an important component of creative placemaking—the practice of using the power of the arts, culture, and creativity to transform and build the character and quality of place to the benefit of the l... Read more →

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A New Age For An Old Town

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Boston is in the midst of a building boom never seen in its history, with an influx of new residents and companies giving rise to skyscraping towers, thousands of homes, and retail businesses that are redefining commercia... Read more →

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SF Design Night: Energy Hacking

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"Energy is a hot topic. Today's designers are working to create projects that lead to a cleaner, healthier earth. From a stove that burns twigs, pinecones and other biomass––yet produces only 10 percent of the greenhouse g... Read more →